Dispelling The Myth That Pools Waste A Lot Of Water
One myth that baffles Brisbane pool builders time and time again is the belief - held by many people in Australia - that pools waste huge amounts of water. Many people think that by owning a pool, you are signing up for ridiculously high water bills and other associated problems. However, any pool construction Brisbane professional can tell you that out of all of the things that you use water for around the house, a pool is actually among the least wasteful. If you're thinking about having a pool installed, but are wary about it due to concerns about using and wasting a lot of water, read on to learn the truth about pools and water - and ways to save water when owning a pool.
Pools Don't Waste Water - People Waste Water!
More than likely, you recently did something in your home that involved using large quantities of water that were then flushed away forever. Sound wasteful? It definitely is, and it has nothing to do with pool ownership. Every time you take one of those long, relaxing, hot showers, you're literally sending gallons of water swirling directly down the drain. Each time you use your washing machine, the same thing happens. Flushing the toilet…? Ditto. Even watering your garden wastes more water than running a pool does. Even though that water nourishes plants, it still goes back into the ground, never to be seen - or used - again.
Unlike the above examples, pools use and reuse much of the same water. Once your pool is filled up, the filter recycles that water to keep it clean and sanitary. Although water does evaporate over time, it takes a long period of time for it to make a noticeable effect on the level of water in your pool. Pool renovations Brisbane companies will agree that the initial fill up of a pool is its biggest need for water - and that's hardly wasteful, since that water gets used over and over again. As far as ongoing expenses go, keeping water in your pool is cheap.
Ways To Save Water In Your Pool
There are many ways to conserve the water you use for your pool. Keeping chemicals at optimal levels is the key. When they get out of whack, you have to use more water to correct the problem. Keep the filter running at least eight hours a day to minimize the need for new water. Discourage children and others from splashing excessively - doing that can waste a lot of water. Keep a high quality pool cover on your pool whenever it's not in use; doing this can keep water from evaporating and increase the time between needing to top it off.